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Honorable Mitch McConnell and U.S.

317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Sent via fax to (202) 224-2499
February 6, 2017

Subject: Concerns about Scott Pruitt’s qualifications to serve as EPA Administrator

Dear Senator McConnell and the U.S. Senate,
We write as former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to share
our concerns about Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s qualifications to serve as the next
EPA Administrator in light of his record in Oklahoma. Our perspective is not partisan. Having
served under both Republican and Democratic presidents, we recognize each new
Administration’s right to pursue different policies within the parameters of existing law and to
ask Congress to change the laws that protect public health and the environment as it sees fit.
However, every EPA Administrator has a fundamental obligation to act in the public’s
interest based on current law and the best available science. Mr. Pruitt’s record raises serious
questions about whose interests he has served to date and whether he agrees with the
longstanding tenets of U.S. environmental law.
Our nation has made tremendous progress in ensuring that every American has clean air
to breathe, clean water to drink and uncontaminated land on which to live, work and play.
Anyone who visits Beijing is reminded of what some cities in the U.S. once looked like before
we went to work as a people to combat pollution. Much of EPA’s work involves preserving
those gains, which should not be taken for granted. There are also emerging new threats as well
as serious gaps in our environmental safety net, as the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan,
painfully demonstrates.
Our environmental laws are based on a partnership that requires EPA to set national
standards and gives states latitude when implementing them so long as certain minimum criteria
are satisfied. This approach recognizes that Americans have an equal right to clean air and
water, no matter where they live, and allows states to compete for business without having to
sacrifice public health or environmental quality.
Our environmental laws include provisions directing EPA to allow for a “margin of
safety” when assessing risks, which is intended to limit exposure to pollutants when it is
reasonable to expect they may harm the public health, even when all the scientific evidence is
not yet in. For example, EPA’s first Administrator, Bill Ruckelshaus, chose to limit the amount
of lead in gasoline before all doubt about its harmfulness to public health was erased. His action
spared much of the harm that some countries still face as result of the devastating effects of lead

on human health. Similarly, early action to reduce exposure to fine particle pollution helped
avoid thousands of premature deaths from heart and lung disease. The magnitude and severity of
those risks did not become apparent until much later.
Mr. Pruitt’s record and public statements strongly suggest that he does not share the
vision or agree with the underlying principles of our environmental laws. Mr. Pruitt has shown
no interest in enforcing environmental laws, a critically important function for EPA. While
serving as Oklahoma’s top law enforcement officer, Mr. Pruitt issued more than 50 press releases
celebrating lawsuits to overturn EPA standards to limit mercury emissions from power plants,
reduce smog levels in cities and regional haze in parks, clean up the Chesapeake Bay and control
greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, none of Mr. Pruitt’s many press releases refer to any
action he has taken to enforce environmental laws or to actually reduce pollution. This track
record likely reflects his disturbing decision to close the environmental enforcement unit in his
office while establishing a new litigation team to challenge EPA and other federal agencies.
He has claimed credit for an agreement to protect the Illinois River that did little more
than confirm phosphorus limits established much earlier, while delaying their enforcement
another three years.
In a similar vein, Mr. Pruitt has gone to disturbing lengths to advance the views and
interests of business. For example, he signed and sent a letter as Oklahoma Attorney General
criticizing EPA estimates of emissions from oil and gas wells, without disclosing that it had been
drafted in its entirety by Devon Energy. He filed suit on behalf of Oklahoma to block a
California law requiring humane treatment of poultry. The federal court dismissed the case after
finding that the lawsuit was brought not to benefit the citizens of Oklahoma but a handful of
large egg producers perfectly capable of representing their own interests. To mount his
challenge to EPA’s rule to reduce carbon pollution from power plants, he took the unusual step
of accepting free help from a private law firm. By contrast, there is little or no evidence of Mr.
Pruitt taking initiative to protect and advance public health and environmental protection in his
state. Mr. Pruitt’s office has apparently acknowledged 3,000 emails and other documents
reflecting communications with certain oil and gas companies, but has yet to make any of these
available in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed more than two years ago.
Contrary to the cooperative federalism that he promotes, Mr. Pruitt has suggested that
EPA should refrain from trying to control pollution that crosses state lines. For example, he
intervened to support a Farm Bureau lawsuit that would have overturned a cooperative
agreement between five states and EPA to clean up the Chesapeake Bay (the court rejected the
challenge). When asked how a state can protect its citizens from pollution that originates outside
its borders, Mr. Pruitt said in his Senate testimony that states should resolve these disputes on
their own, with EPA providing “informational” support once an agreement is reached. But the
1972 Clean Water Act directs EPA to review state water quality plans, require any improvements
needed to make waters “fishable and swimmable,” and to review and approve plans to limit
pollutant loads to protect water quality. EPA’s power to set standards and limit pollution that
crosses state lines is exactly what ensures every American clean air and water, and gives states
the incentive to negotiate and resolve transboundary disputes.


We are most concerned about Mr. Pruitt’s reluctance to accept and act on the strong
scientific consensus on climate change. Our country’s own National Research Council, the
principal operating arm of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, concluded in a
2010 report requested by Congress that human activity is altering the climate to an extent that
poses grave risks to Americans’ health and welfare. More recent scientific data and analyses
have only confirmed the Council’s conclusion and added to the urgency of addressing the
Despite this and other authoritative warnings about the dangers of climate change, Mr.
Pruitt persists in pointing to uncertainty about the precise extent of humanity’s contribution to
the problem as a basis for resisting taking any regulatory action to help solve it. At his Senate
confirmation hearing, he stated that that “science tells us that the climate is changing, and that
human activity in some manner impacts that change. The ability to measure with precision the
degree and extent of that impact, and what to do about it, are subject to continuing debate and
dialogue, and well it should be.” This is a familiar dodge– emphasizing uncertainty about the
precise amount of humanity’s contribution while ignoring the broad scientific consensus that
human activities are largely responsible for dangerous warming of our planet and that action is
urgently needed before it is too late.
Mr. Pruitt’s indulgence in this dodge raises the fundamental question of whether he
agrees with the precautionary principle reflected in our nation’s environmental statutes. Faithful
execution of our environmental laws requires effectively combating climate change to minimize
its potentially catastrophic impacts before it is too late.
The American people have been served by EPA Administrators, Republicans and
Democrats, who have embraced their responsibility to protect public health and the environment.
Different administrators have come to different conclusions about how best to apply the law in
view of the science, and many of their decisions have been challenged in court, sometimes
successfully, for either going too far or not far enough. But in the large majority of cases it was
evident to us that they put the public’s welfare ahead of private interests. Scott Pruitt has not
demonstrated this same commitment.
Thank you for considering our views.

(All signatories are former EPA employees)
Bernadine Abbott, Library Director
Dan Abrams, Special Advisor, Office of the Administrator
Allan Abramson, Director, Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and
Nancy Adams, Director, Decontamination and Consequence Management Division, National
Homeland Security Research Center


Richard Albright, Director, Office of Environmental Cleanup
Jonell Allamano, Unit Manager, Infrastructure & Operations
Frederick Allen, Counselor, Office of Strategic Environmental Policy, Office of Policy
Nancy Allinson, Management Analyst, Human Resources Development
Marc Alston, Colorado Watershed Coordinator
Steven W. Anderson, Regional Judicial Officer
A. Roger Anzzolin, Office of Water
Michael Ardito, Environmental Protection Specialist
Paul Arell, Manager, Corrective Action Unit - Solid and Hazardous Waste Program
Jo Ann Asami, Attorney
Bob Axelrad, Senior Policy Advisor
Kathleen L. Ayala, Environmental Protection Specialist
Christopher M. Ayala, Personal Property Manager
John Bachmann, Associate Director for Science and Policy, Air Office
William S. Baker, Air Senior Policy Advisor
Daiva Balkus, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Management, Office of
Loretta Barsamian, Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator
Janice Bartel, Brownfield Project Manager
Jeuli Bartenstein, Director of Human Capital and Planning, Office of Administration and
Resources Management
Dale Bates, Environmental Scientist
Katherine Baylor, Hydrogeologist
Judy Beck, Lake Michigan Program Manager, Great Lakes National Program Office
Nancy Beck, Executive Assistant to the Regional Administrator
Bonnie Bellow, Public Affairs Director
Richard Bennett, Director, Office of Financial Management - Reporting & Analysis Staff
Carol Berns, Associate Regional Counsel


Charmaine Berry, Environmental Engineer
Kent Berry, Director, Air Quality Management Division
Carlo Bertani, (No position provided)
Brenda Bettencourt, Laboratory Director
Corinne Blanco, Staff Director, Office of Water
Bob Blanco, Director, Office of Water - Drinking Water Implementation Division
Kathleen Blinebury, Regional Grants Management Officer
Celia Bloomfield, Environmental Protection Specialists
Tom Bloomfield, Attorney, Office of Regional Counsel
Vickie Boothe, Environmental Engineer
Laura Tom Bose, Section Chief, Water Division
Steven Branoff, Air Permit Engineer
Joann Brennan McKee, Deputy Director, Division of Environmental Planning and Protection
Timothy Brincefield, Senior Policy Advisor - Office of Environmental Cleanup
John Brink, Chief of the Pollution Prevention and Toxics Unit
Theodore G. Brna, Ph.D., PE, (No position provided)
Nancy Brown, Management Analyst, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
James D. Brusslan, Assistant Regional Counsel
Bruce Buckheit, Director, Air Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Marjorie Buckholtz, Director, office of innovation, partnerships and communication, Office of
Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Laura Buluc Polansky, National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellow
Thomas Burns, Chief, Solid & Hazardous Waste Program - Program Management Unit
Helga Butler, Branch Chief, Office of Air and Radiation - Indoor Air Division
Joan Cabreza, Senior Wetland Scientist, Wetlands
David Calkins, Regional Chief of Air Programs
Kathleen Callahan, Deputy Regional Administrator
Carol Campbell, Assistant Regional Administrator, Ecosystem Protection and Remediation


Dorothy Canter, Ph.D., Science Advisor for Bioterrorism Issues, Office of Solid Waste and
Emergency Response
Leslie Carothers, Deputy Regional Administrator
Carl Castillo, Attorney, Legal Enforcement Division
Nick Ceto, Environmental Scientist
Jane Chadbourne, Director, Human Resources Program
Isabel Chamberlain, Chemist
JoAnn K. Chase, Former Director, American Indian Environmental Office
Colburn Cherney, Associate General Counsel for Water
David Chin, Environmental Engineer
Pat Cirone, Supervisor, Office of Environmental Assessment - Risk Evaluation Unit
Milton Clark, Ph.D., Senior Health and Science Advisor
Kerrigan Clough, Deputy Regional Administrator
William Clugston, Computer Specialist
Lori Cohen, Associate Director, Office of Environmental Cleanup
Shelley Cohen, Team Lead, EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Keith Cohon, Assistant Regional Counsel
JoAnn Cola, Environmental Engineer
David Collins, Analyst
Kathleen Collins, Water Quality Standards Coordinator, Office of Water
Kris Colt, Pollution Prevention and Materials Management Supervisor
David Cooper, Community Involvement Coordinator
Gail Cooper, Senior Attorney, Office of Regional Counsel
John Cooper, Water Section Chief, Office of Regional Counsel
Paul Cough, Director, Oceans & Coastal Protection Division
Carol Cowgill, Attorney, Office of General Counsel
David Cowgill, Great Lakes National Program Office Chief, Technical Assistance and Analysis
Beth Craig, Director, Climate Protection Partnership Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs


Janet Crawford, Manager, Air Enforcement
Thomas Crisp, Research Scientist
John Cross, Resource Conservation and Recovery
Patrick Crotty, Chief, Drinking Water Branch
Lora Culver, Office of Land and Emergency Management
Shannon Cunniff, Team Leader, Water & Energy; Federal Agency Liaison Division
Gregory Dana, Mobile Sources
Lee Daneker, (No position provided)
Barbara DAngelo, Deputy Division Director
L.A. Darnell, (No position provided)
Jim Darr, Chemist, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (2013); EPA 1976 -- 2013
Kathryn Davidson, Deputy Director, Office of Management Programs
Dana Davoli, Toxicologist, Office of Environmental Assessment
Susan Dax, (No position provided)
Christopher Dege, Tribal Waste Team Leader, Office of Solid Waste
Stephen Delaney, Photographer
Bo Delp, Assistant Press Secretary, Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education
Richard Denney, Associate General Counsel
Rebecca Derr, Lead Team Leader
Diane Dettling, On Scene Coordinator
Jane Diamond, (No position provided)
Elyse DiBiagio-Wood, Senior Attorney, Office of Enforcement, Water Division
W. Fred Dimmick, Deputy Director, Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division
Gwen DiPietro, Environmental Protection Specialist
James Dougherty, Section Chief, Office of Enforcement & Compliance Monitoring
Scott Downey, Manager, Air Enforcement and Data Management Unit
James Dunn, Environmental Engineer
Eleanor Dwight, Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Communication and Public Involvement


Veronica Eady, Assistant Regional Counsel
Alan Eckert, Associate General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General
Sheila Eckman, Project Manager
Pat Ecklund, Chief, NPDES Permitting Program
Judith Enck, Regional Administrator
Kenneth Eng, Chief, Air Compliance Branch
David Farrel, Federal Activities Manager
Fraser D. Felter, Congressional/State Liaison
Penelope Fenner-Crisp, Senior Science Advisor-Office of Pesticide Programs
Roger C. Field, Associate Regional Counsel
Gerald Filbin, Environmental Protection Specialist - Climate Adaptation Staff/ Office of Policy
Charles Findley, Deputy Regional Administrator
Daniel Fiorino, Office of Policy
Charles F. Flood, Computer programmer (1976-81)
Deborah Flood, Section Chief, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
Gregory Foote, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Air and Radiation
Jeff Fowley, Office of Regional Counsel
Jennifer Fox, Environmental Engineer
Elaine Francis, National Program Director for Toxics & Pesticides Research
Neil Frank, Senior Scientist, OAQPS/OAR (1970-2016)
Anita Frankel, Manager, Oil and Gas Team
Jonathan Freedman, Ecologist, Sediment Management Program
Rebecca Fried, Director of Speechwriting
Lisa Friedman, Associate General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General
Robert Friedrich, Deputy Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Kent Fuller, Chief, Environmental Planning, Great Lakes National Program Office
Jack Gakstatter, Ph.D., Chief, Surface Water Branch


Roy Gamse, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy
Deborah Garber, Section Chief, Office of Regional Counsel
Charlie Garlow, Attorney, Air Enforcement
Mike Gearheard, Director, Office of Water and Watersheds
Marius Gedgaudas, Chief, Air Programs Branch - SIP and Permits Section
Elliott Gilberg, Director, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement
Michael D. Gill, Office of Research and Development, Superfund and Technology Liaison
Marcia Ginley, Enforcement Attorney, Air Enforcement Division
Gail Ginsberg, Regional Counsel
Eric Ginsburg, Senior Policy Advisor (1977-2013)
Therese Gioia, Environmental Scientist
William Glasser, Environmental Scientist
Gerald Gleason, Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Pat Godsil, Deputy Director, Hazardous Waste Management Division
Aron A. Golberg, Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel
Jessie Goldfarb, Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Monitoring, and Senior Enforcement Attorney
Lisa Gollin Evans, Associate Regional Counsel
Jessica Gordon, Attorney-Advisor
Judy Graham, Associate Director for Health, NERL, ORD
Jill Grant, Attorney, Office of General Counsel
Lois Green, Environmental Scientist, Superfund Enforcement
Mary E. Greene, Associate Regional Counsel
Alisa Greene MacAvoy, Watersheds Section Chief, Water Division
Roger Grimes, Assistant Regional Counsel
Terry Grogan, Branch Chief
Wayne Grotheer, Section Chief, Superfund Site Enforcement
Jim Grove, Regional Enforcement Coordinator
Michael Gruber, Director, Planning and Information Division, Office of Solid Waste


Leslie Guinan, Assistant Regional Counsel
Debra Gutenson, Regulatory Impact Analyst
Lisa Haage, Section Chief, Office of Regional Counsel and Superfund Program
Julie Hagensen, Assistant Regional Administrator
James Hahnenberg, Geologist/Project Manager
Robert Hall, Chief, Air Pollution Technology Branch, Air Pollution Prevention & Control
Division, Office of Research & Development
John Hamill, Project Manager, Superfund
John Hannon, Assistant General Counsel, Air and Radiation Law Office, Office of General
James Hanson, Emergency Response
Nancy Harney, Federal Facilities Superfund Project Manager
Jeff Hart, Manager, Office of Inspector General, and Acting Comptroller and Director, Fiscal
Management & Planning
Gil Haselberger, Special Asst. to the Regional Administrator
George Hays, Associate Regional Counsel
Melissa Heath, Associate Regional Counsel
Jeff Herring, Environmental Scientist
Jonathan Herrmann, Director, National Homeland Security Research Center
Marion R. Herz, Former Chief Of Staff, Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Assurance
Jack Hidinger, Director of State Programs
Christian Hill, Environmental Scientist
Pam Hill, Deputy Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel
Mary Holland, Program Analyst, Boston Regional Office
David P. Howekamp, Director, Air Division
Cinnat Howett, Senior Attorney, Water Enforcement Division, Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Assurance
Ann Hunder-Pirtle, Deputy Director of Speechwriting
Peter Jackson, Life Scientist


Deborah Janik, Regional Comptroller
Neal Johnson, Program Analyst, Office of the Comptroller - Budget Division
Michael Johnston, Director, Regional Environmental Laboratory
Sandy Johnston Fells, Congressional Liaison
Timothy Jones, Environmental Protection Specialist
Beverly Kahn, Program Analyst, Technical and Management Services
Henry Kahn, Statistician, NCEA, ORD
Marilyn Katz, Associate Branch Chief, Coastal Management Branch/Oceans and Coastal
Protection Division/Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds/Office of Water
Lester Kaufman, Manager, Underground Storage Tanks Program, Waste Management Division
Sylvia Kawabata, Manager, Site Assessment and Brownfields Unit, Office of Environmental
Robert Kayser, Environmental Protection Specialist
Stephen Keach, Program Analyst
Sharon L. Kercher, Acting Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Enforcement,
Compliance, and Environmental Justice
Jim Ketchum-Colwill, Office of Air and Radiation
Nancy Ketchum-Colwill, Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel
Ashley King, Director, Methane to Markets
Monica Kirk, Assistant Regional Counsel
Glenn Kistner, Environmental Scientist
Kent Kitchingman, Regional Quality Assurance Officer
Shira Kol, Special Assistant to the Administrator, Special Assistant to the Director of OPA
Jill Korte, Environmental Engineer, Drinking Water Office
Debra J. Kovacs, Team Leader, Pesticides Program
Ron Kreizenbeck, Deputy Regional Administrator
Catherine Kuhlman, Associate Director Water Division
Richard Kuhlman, Associate General Counsel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Law Office
Michael Kulik, Director of the Office of Public Affairs


Marilyn Kuray, Attorney-Advisor, Office of General Counsel
John La Padula, Deputy Director, Emergency and Remedial Response Division
Nathan Lau, Associate Director, Communities and Ecosystems Division
Karen Laughlin, Senior Policy Advisor /Environmental Protection Specialist
Angela Leith, Policy Analyst
Suzette Leith, Office of Regional Counsel
Bruce J. Lery, Water Quality Management
Rose Lew, Environmental Scientist
Lori Lewis, Regional Facilitator
Clare Lindsay, Senior Policy Advisor, ORCR,
Ted Linnert, Public Affairs Specialist
Barbara J. Lither, Office of Regional Counsel
Montel Livingston, (No position provided)
LeRoy Loiselle, NPDES Compliance Manager
Judy Lubow, Senior Attorney, Mobile Source Enforcement Branch
Terry Lukas, Associate Regional Counsel
Lisa Lund, Former Director, Office of Compliance, Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Ann Lyons, Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel
Gay MacGregor, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Barbara H. Maco, International Liaison to NORTHCOM
Eric Males, Executive Secretary, Science Advisory Board
Sylvia Malm, Team Leader, Drinking Water Protection Division, Office of Ground Water &
Drinking Water
Sally Marquis, Manager
Debora Martin, Air/Water Coordinator, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watershed
Nancy Marvel, Regional Counsel
Marita Mayer, Temporary Attorney, Air Division
Frances McChesney, Attorney in OECM


Jim McCormick, Air & Toxic Division Director
Keven McDermott, Unit Manager
Danna McDonald, Communications Officer
Nora McGee, Assistant Regional Administrator
Daniel McGovern, Regional Administrator
Barbara McLeod, Senior Special Assistant to the Administrator
Robert McManus, Director, Oceans Division, Office of International Activities
Pam McMichael, Human Resource Officer
Patricia Meaney, Director of Site Remediation and Restoration
Bruce Means, National Manager for Remedy Decisions and Policy, Office of Superfund
Remediation and Technolgy Innovation
Mechele Merkel, Attorney, Office of Enforcement
Sharon Metcalf, Office of Regional Counsel
Phil Millam, Director; Air, Superfund, and Water programs
Kimberly Mills, Environmental Scientist
David Mobley, Deputy Director, Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, ORD
Lawrence Molloy, Environmental Engineer, Strategic Planning & Management Division, Office
of Policy, Planning & Evaluation
Katie Montague Perry, Attorney Advisor, Offices of Congressional & Legislative Affairs,
Enforcement, and Homeland Security
Frank Montarelli, Senior Communications Advisor
Jane S. Moore, Deputy Director, Office of Wastewater Management
James C. Morant, Senior Advisor, International Organizations Program, Office of International
Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Robert Morcock, Supervisory Biologist
Michelle Moustakas, Environmental Engineer, Water Division
James Mullins, Section Chief
William E. Muno, Director, Superfund Division
Linda Murray, Special Assistant to Director, Health Effects Division, Office of Pesticide


Carl Myers, Deputy Director, AWPD, OWOW, Office of Water
Sharon Nickels, Project Officer, Superfund Emergency Response Program
Barbara Niebauer, Budget Analyst
Norman Niedergang, Assistant Regional Administrator
Armina Nolan, IASSC West Manager
Anne Norton Miller, Director, Office of Federal Activities
Marilyn Null, Community Involvement Specialist, Office of Federal Facility Enforcement
Ann Nutt, Associate Regional Counsel and Deputy Branch Chief for Air, Toxics, Water and
General Law, Office of Regional Counsel
Elizabeth Obenshain, Regional Criminal Enforcement Counsel
Terry Oda, Manager Water Quality Standards and NPDES Permit Office
Clarice Olson, Environmental Scientist and Environmental Protection Specialist
Donald Olson, Senior Environmental Scientist, Office of Water Enforcement
Karen O'Regan, Environmental Protection Specialist
Peter Ornstein, Deputy Regional Counsel
Paul Stephen Osborne, National Ground Water Expert
Richard Ossias, Associate General Counsel for Air and Radiation
David Ouderkirk, Superfund/US Navy, Bridges to Friendship Project
Ronald Outen, Branch Chief
Deborah Overeynder, Clean Lakes Coordinator, Water Division
Barbara Pace, Attorney Advisor, Office of General Counsel
Deborah Palmer Ramsing, (No position provided)
Steve Pardieck, Regional Drinking Water Branch Chief
Patrick Parenteau, Regional Counsel
Jeanne Pascal, NW District Debarment Counsel, EPA Suspension and Debarment Division
Dorothy Patton, Director, Office of Science Policy/Office of Research & Development
Vickie Patton, Office of General Counsel, Attorney
Chester Pauls, Project Officer, Office of Drinking Water
George Pavlou, Deputy Regional Administrator


Sharon Payne, Human Resources in office of policy
Chris Peak, Assistant Regional Counsel
Bill Pedersen, Associate General Counsel for Air and Radiation
Donna Perla, Designated Federal Officer; Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee
Daniel Phalen, Environmental Protection Specialist
John Philbrook, Assistant Chief, Air and Waste Management Division - Air Branch
Ervin Pickell, Attorney Advisor, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance - Fuels
Thomas Pike, Regional Brownfields Coordinator
Joseph Piotrowski, Chair, Coordinating Committee, Mississippi River Basin Hypoxia Task Force
Steve Platt, (No position provided)
Lisa Plevin, Regional Chief of Staff
Annette Poliwka, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Justice Team
Barry Pollock, Environmental Engineer, Drinking Water Office
Jeffrey Potent, Team Lead for Corporate Partnerships in the Office of Water
Keri N. Powell, Senior Clean Air Act Attorney
Christine Powers, Program Analyst Office of Water
Ann Prezyna, Deputy Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel
Lynda Priddy, Environmental Scientist
Frank Princiotta, Director, Air Pollution Prevention and Control Division
Liz Purchia, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Public Affairs
Ernest Rachal, Facilities, Space Management
S. Trivikrama Rao, Former Director of the Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, Office
of Research and Development
Rishi Reddi, Attorney
Walter Redmon, Biologist, Water Division
Carl Reeverts, Water Project Manager
Diane Regas, Director, Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds
Cindy Reynolds, Director, Air Toxics Technical Enforcement Program


Harvey Richmond, Senior Environmental Analyst, Office of Air Quality Standards and Planning
Paul Riederer, Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator for Policy and Management
William Riley, Director, Office of Environmental Assessment
Sylvia Ritzky, Environmental Protection Specialist
Carr Robert, Attorney
Catherine Roberts, Congressional Liaison Officer
Kevin Rochlin, Superfund Remedial Project Manager
Karen Rodriguez, Habitat and Species Focus Area Lead
Janet Rosati, Remedial Project Manager, Superfund Division
Carey S. Rosemarin, Assistant Regional Counsel
Emily Roth, Environmental Scientist, RCRA and CERCLA
Helen Rueda, TMDL Project Manager
Sara Russell, Grants Management Officer
Jane Russo, Superfund Community Relations Coordinator
Mario Salazar, Environmental Engineer in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water,
Underground Injection Control Program
Betsy Salter, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Wetlands, Oceans & Watersheds
Hedy Salter, Superfund On-Scene-Coordinator
Mary Sanderson, Supervisory Environmental Engineer
Diane Sanelli, Unit Chief, Water Program
Joe Santarella, Assistant Regional Counsel and Enforcement Attorney
Noel Saunders, Regional Records Manager and FOIA Coordinator, Superfund Program
Eric Schaeffer, Director, Office of Civil Enforcement, OECA
Tiffany Schauer, Special Assistant to the Director of Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and
Compliance Assurance
Grechen Schmidt, Civil Investigator
Sara Schneeberg, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Air and Radiation Law
Rita Schoeny, Senior Science Advisor, Office of Science Policy, Office of Research and


Ingrid Schulze, Health Statistician
Suzanne Schwartz, Deputy Director, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Office of
Judi Schwarz, Policy Specialist, CERCLA Program
Scott Schwenk, Ecological Science Coordinator, Risk Assessment Forum
Karen Schwinn, Associate Director, Water Division
Sara J. Segal, Federal Facilities Coordinator
Kathy Setian, Superfund Project Manager, Environmental Engineer
Sally Seymour, Public Affairs Director
Mike Shields, Senior Manager, Office of Federal Facilities Enforcement, Office of Enforcement
and Compliance Assistance
Audrey V. Shileikis, Watershed Coordinator
James Sickles, Regional Superfund Project Manager
Ellen Siegler, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel
L. Keith Silva, Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
John Silvasi, Environmental Engineer, Office of Air and Radiation
Meg Silver, Associate Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel
Sam Silverman, Deputy Director, Office of Environmental Stewardship
Steven Silverman, Attorney Advisor, Office of General Counsel
Benjamin Smith, Associate Director, Toxic Release Inventory Program
Jeffrey B. Smith, National Expert on Oil & Gas Field Operations, Office of Water
Linda Smith, Deputy Director, Office if Environmental Justice
Randy Smith, Director, Office of Environmental Cleanup and Office of Water
Timothy J Smith, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Air Quality Planning and
Gregory Snyder, Associate Director, Federal Facilities Enforcement Office, Office of
Enforcement & Compliance Assurance
Tom Speicher, Regional Counsel
Ellen Spitalnik, Attorney Advisor and Special Assistant, Immediate Office of Oswer AA
Christopher Sproul, Assistant Regional Counsel


Jonah Staller, Associate Regional Counsel
David Standley, Director- Water Division
Daniel Steinborn, Senior Grants Management Specialist in the Puget Sound Program
Doreen Sterling, Director of the Information Exchange and Services Division, Office of
Environmental Information
Frederick F. Stiehl, Director, Enforcement Planning, Targeting and Data Management Division,
Office of Compliance
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Attorney, Office of Regional Counsel
Michael Strieby, Environmental Scientist
Wanda Taunton, Deputy Assistant Regional Administrator for Ecosystem Protection and
Jeffrey Telander, Environmental Engineer
Katharine Teter, Senior Enforcement Attorney, Legal Enforcement Division
Bonnie Thie, Office of Water, Division of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, Director of Policy
and Communications
Dick Thiel, Branch Chief, Drinking Water
Vicki Thomas, Program Manager, GLNPO
William Thurston, Chief, Drinking Water Office
John Tielsch, Associate Regional Counsel
Gary Timm, Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Science Coordination and Policy
Ida Tolliver, Environmental Education Coordinator
Bella Tonkonogy, Environmental Protection Specialist, Office of Air and Radiation, 2006-2011
Barbara Toole O'Neil, Environmental Engineer
Steven Torok, EPA Senior Representative Alaska Operations Office
Anne Treash, Office of Water
Stephen Tuber, Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Partnerships and Regulatory
Gaylene Vasaturo, Associate Regional Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Kathleen Veit, Associate Director- Air, Waste, and Toxics
Winona Victery, Senior Science Policy Adviser, Policy and Management Division


Dale Vodehnal, Remedial Program Manager, Superfund
Susan Vogt Moore, Acting Assistant Administrator/Deputy Assistant Administrator - Office of
Pesticides and Toxics
Craig Vogt, Deputy Director, Office of Wetlands - Oceans and Coastal Protection Division
Evelyn Wachtel, Coordinator, U.S.-Mexico Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Program
Elizabeth Waddell, Environmental Scientist
Barbara Wagner, EPA Librarian
Barbara Wagner, NEIC Library Director
Dave Wann, Office of External Affairs and Office of Pollution Prevention
Micheline Ward, Performance Improvement Consultant
Susan Wayland, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Pesticides & Toxics
Lydia Wegman, Director, Health and Environmental Impacts Division, Office of Air Quality
Planning and Standards
Stephen Weil, Chief, Land Disposal Restrictions Branch
Dov Weitman, Chief, Nonpoint Source Control Branch, Office of Water
Dale Wells, Technical Advisor, Air Program Branch
Lorien Wendt, IT Specialist
Raymond Werner, Chief, Air Programs Branch
Peter Westlin, Environmental Engineer, OAR, OAQPS
William Whelan, Technical Information Manager
Kerry Whitford, (No position provided)
William D. Wick, Branch Chief, Waste Branch, Office of Regional Counsel
Susan Wickwire, Chief, Energy Supply & Industry Branch, Office of Air and Radiation
Deanna M. Wieman, Deputy Director, Cross Media Division
Betty Wiese, Manager, Office of Enforcement - Air and RCRA Enforcement
Wes Wilson, Environmental Engineer
Cathy Winer, Attorney, Office of General Counsel
John Wise, Deputy Regional Administrator
Martha Wolf, Continuity of Operations Advisor


Anna Wolgast, Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Judith Wong, Assistant Regional Administrator, Office of Technical and Management Services
Philip Wong, Unit Manager, Office of Compliance and Enforcement
George Wyeth, Senior Attorney, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Deborah Yamamoto, Unit Manager, Office of Environmental Cleanup
Kelcey Yarbrough Land, Technical Enforcement Program Director
Roger Yates, Environmental Engineer
Thomas G. Yocom, National Wetlands Expert
Marion Yoder, Assistant Regional Counsel
Nancy Yoshikawa, Environmental Scientist
Marvin Young, State Program Manager, Drinking Water Office
Patricia N.N. Young, Office of Pacific Islands
Eric Yunker, Remedial Project Manager, Superfund Division
Howard Zar, Senior Environmental Scientist
Martin Zeleznik, Water Division/Superfund Division
Al Zemsky, Senior External Advisor
Mike Zimmerman, On-Scene Coordinator, Ecosystem and Remediation Division
Robert Zucker, Network Manager